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5 Years Behind

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released March 6, 2020

Nikki Sisti: vox, guitar
Shari Page: vox, drums
Kate Black: vox, bass, synth, guitar (5 Years Behind, Bumming Me Out), piano (Won’t Back Down)

Joel Hamilton: Producer, Engineer, Mix Engineer, additional percussion and guitars
Francisco Botero: Engineer, Assistant Engineer
Michael Jinno: Assistant Engineer, additional engineering

Art Direction and design by THICK
Cover collage by Mike Duesenberg
Additional artwork by Jason Link
Cover photos by Devin Bristol Shaw, Rachel Cabitt
Back cover photo by Devon Bristol Shaw

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THICK Brooklyn, New York

Born from the DIY/all-ages scene in New York, THICK make music with the raw defiance of punk and addictive melodies of pop, punchy and catchy and wildly tongue-in-cheek. With their live show typically spawning a mosh pit described by Stereogum as “more like an aggressive hug,” the Brooklyn-based trio brings an unchecked intimacy while building a deep and unshakable solidarity with the audience. ... more

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Track Name: 5 Years Behind
Always 5 years, always 5 years
Always 5 years behind
Everybody’s expectations
That they have of my life
Keep on swimming, keep on swimming
Just to keep my head up
My heart is heavy like my body

I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed
If I didn’t let time take control (of me)
I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed
If I didn’t let time take control (of me)

Always 5 years, always 5 years
Always 5 years behind
Slowly veering off the path that they paved for my life
Keep on pushing, keep on pushing
Just to keep myself up
My heart is heavy like my body

I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed
If I didn’t let time take control (of me)
I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed
If I didn’t let time take control (of me)

I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed
If I didn’t let time take control (of me)
I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed
If I didn’t let time take control (of me)

I keep on trying (try to maintain control)
I keep on trying (keep my feet on the ground)
I keep on trying (try to break through this fall)
I keep on trying (try not to let it all go)
I keep on trying (try to maintain control)
I keep on trying (keep my feet on the ground)
I keep on trying (try to break through this fall)
I keep on trying (try not to let it all go)
Track Name: Sleeping Through the Weekend
I won’t say that you were right
If you don’t say that we’ve got time
All my life is passing by
My friends all changed and
So have I
So have I

Endless days and wasted nights
Please don’t say that we’ve lost time
All my life is passing by
My friends all changed and
So have I
So have I
So have I
So have I

I don’t care about your new job
I don’t wanna hear about your paintings
Tired of sleeping through the weekend
I don’t wanna hear about your new friends

I don’t care about your job (I don’t care about your job)
I don’t care about your job (I don’t care)
I don’t care about your job (I don’t care about your job)
I don’t care about your job
Track Name: Bumming Me Out
Never knew I’d be so tired
Fighting for what I believe
Try to take it all in stride
Sometimes it just feels like

Everything that I see, bumming me out
Everything that I read, wearing me down
Everyone that I see is freaking me out
Everything that I read is wearing me down

Straining hard to find the light
Wishing you would take my side
Prop me up in spite of pride
Your wide awake but you can’t see

Everything that I see, bumming me out
Everything that I read, wearing me down
Everyone that I see is freaking me out
Everything that I read is wearing me down

Everything that I see, bumming me out
Everything that I read, wearing me down
Anxiety gets the best of me but it won’t break me down
Everything that I read is bumming me out
Track Name: Fake News
Fake news!
Fake news!
Fake news!
Fake news!

You don’t talk to people you just stare at your phone
The lights are on but nobody's home
Your eyes are glued right to the screen
Wait ‘til you see what’s on TV

Fake news!
Fake news!
Fake news!
Fake news!

Hungry for apps to feed your brain
Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling ‘til you go insane
Get your facts from your social feed
Wait ‘til you see what’s on TV

Fake news!
Fake news!
Fake news!
Fake news!
Send nudes!
Track Name: Home
Last weekend sucked, I went back home
Narrow brains fill the heads of the people that I love the most
I felt alone, you felt ashamed
Way to scared to speak letters and vowels that sound out her name

Last weekend sucked, I went back home
Narrow brains fill the heads of the people that I love the most
Who would have thought it’d happen this way
Feelings like anger and love share no gender they all feel the same

I wouldn’t have it any other way
oooooo
I wouldn’t have it any other way (When we fight it feels okay
And I’ll still love you anyway)
(And then you’ll turn and ask me to stay)
I wouldn’t have it any other way
I wouldn’t have it any other way
I wouldn’t have it (When we fight it feels okay)
I wouldn’t have it (And I’ll still love you anyway)
I wouldn’t have it (And when we fight it feels okay)
I wouldn’t have it (And I’ll still love you anyway)
Track Name: Mansplain
Thanks for explaining
How to play guitar
If it wasn’t for your help
We wouldn’t get this far

Thanks for explaining
How to do my job
All your suggestions
Really helped a lot

Mansplain to me
Mansplain to me

Thanks for explaining
Gender politics
All you men in office
Really make me sick

Please stop explaining
Reproductive rights
I know my body
You don’t own my life

Mansplain to me
Mansplain to me
Everything
Mansplain to me
Track Name: WHUB
I’ve been thinking ‘bout when we met
With your guitar strapped to your back
Where have you been?
Where have you been?

We spoke nonsense at the bar
Still remember the shirt you wore
Where have you been?
Where have you been?

In the end I’ll be asking you again
In the end I’ll be asking you again
In the end I’ll be asking you again
In the end

Where have you been?
Where have you been?
Where have you been? (I first saw you at Palisades then at Shea and DBA)
Where have you been? (Then I tried to see your show, but I had practice and I couldn’t go)
Where have you been? (All I know is I’m with you and it’s all right)
Where have you been? (All I know is I’m with you)

Ooooh oooh ohhh
Ooooh oooh ohhh
Ooooh oooh ohhh
Ooooh oooh ohhh

Where have you
Been?
Track Name: Won't Back Down
I can’t find the words
Nothing ever seems to come out right
So we shed a tear
And we keep going on with our lives

I, I won’t back down
I won’t be afraid
I will scream out loud

I can’t concentrate
Too many thoughts run through my brain
I can’t look away
As if reading all the news would save them

I, I won’t back down
I won’t be afraid
I will scream out loud

Do you feel safe?
Do you think your guns would save you?
I just want to shout
Knowing no change has come about

I, I won’t back down
I won’t be afraid
I will scream out loud
I, I won’t back down
I won’t be afraid
I will scream out loud

I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I, I won’t back down)
I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I won’t be afraid)
I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I’ll scream out loud)
I won’t back down, I won’t back down
I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I, I won’t back down)
I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I won’t be afraid)
I won’t back down, I won’t back down (I’ll scream out loud)
I won’t back down
Track Name: Can't Be Friends
I, I don’t think
That we can
Be friends
My stomach is falling
All I know is

Time goes by and everything will
Change next time we see each other

I, I don’t like
Your habits
It’s all a game
I tried to accept them
All I know is

Time goes by and everything will
Change next time we see each other

Time goes by and everything will (I don’t think that we can, time goes by)
Change next time we see each other (Back to the beginning, change next time)
Time goes by and everything will (I don’t think that we can, time goes by)
Change next time we see each other (Back to the beginning, change next time)
Track Name: Your Mom
Have a baby
Have a career
You’re always late
Don’t be gay

Your mother said to me
Build your life have a family
Your mother said to me

Make more money
You’re not a punk
You’re not an artist
You’re always drunk
AHHHHH

Your mother said to me
Build your life have a family
Your mother said to me
Build your life have a family
Track Name: Party With Me
Just take your clothes off and party with me
In the backyard of New York City
Every day and night of the week
Just take your clothes off and party with me

Just take your clothes off and party with me
In the backyard of New York City
Every day and night of the week
Just take your clothes off and party with me

We’ll have a drink and take a walk
And then we’ll go back and we’ll talk
About the bullshit that we wish we knew
But in the end we never do

Just take your clothes off and party with me
In the backyard of New York City
Every day and night of the week
Just take your clothes off and party with me

We’ll have a drink and take a walk
And then we’ll go back and we’ll talk
About the bullshit that we wish we knew
But in the end we never do

Just take your clothes off and party with me
In the backyard of New York City
Every day and night of the week
Just take your clothes off and party with me

Chug your beer
Take off your clothes
And call your mom
Just take your clothes off and party

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